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Uro, Gabriela; Lai, David – Council of the Great City Schools, 2019
In 2013, the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) published the first-ever report on English language learners (ELLs) enrolled in member districts, reporting on a range of indicators in addition to ELL enrollment and languages spoken by such students. This report updates most of the data presented in the 2013 Council ELL report, shedding light…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Urban Schools, Urban Areas, Academic Achievement
Council of the Great City Schools, 2019
Stephen Nielsen, Deputy Superintendent of the Seattle Public Schools, requested that the Council of the Great City Schools provide a high-level management review of the school district's student transportation program. Specifically, he requested that the Council: (1) Review and comment on the existing organizational structure, business processes,…
Descriptors: Student Transportation, Bus Transportation, Public Schools, Program Effectiveness
Council of the Great City Schools, 2019
The purpose of this report is to help improve the academic achievement of English learners (ELs) in Providence Public Schools (PPSD) and to help the district meet the detailed requirements laid out in the Settlement Agreement that PPSD entered with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Knowing that the Council of the Great City Schools had…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, English Language Learners, Public Schools, Language Arts
Palacios, Moses; Vignola, Eric; Lyons, Renata; Hart, Ray; Casserly, Michael – Council of the Great City Schools, 2019
Over the years, the nation's large urban school districts have consistently learned from the progress of their peer districts across the country. In 2002, the board of directors of the Council of the Great City Schools (Council) authorized what became known as the Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Project to develop and implement key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
Council of the Great City Schools, 2018
Just what is meant by a "Best Practice"? A best practice is a procedure, a process, or a system, adopted by best performing districts, which has a noticeable long-term positive impact on the strategic objectives of the Procurement organization. The concept of "best practices" is a fluid one. As technology, regulations and…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Purchasing
Council of the Great City Schools, 2018
The Council was asked to review Detroit Public Schools Community District's (DPSCD's) services for students with disabilities and provide recommendations to support the teaching and learning of these students. To conduct its work, the Council assembled a team of experts who have successfully administered and operated special education programs in…
Descriptors: Special Education, Public Schools, Educational Improvement, Urban Schools
Palacios, Moses; Vignola, Eric; Cooper, Natalia; Lyons, Renata; Ison, Ashley; Hart, Ray; Casserly, Michael – Council of the Great City Schools, 2018
Over the years, the nation's large urban school districts have consistently learned from the progress of their peer districts across the country. In 2002, the board of directors of the Council of the Great City Schools (Council) authorized what became known as the Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Project to develop and implement key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
Council of the Great City Schools, 2017
In the ongoing effort to improve instructional standards in our nation's urban public schools, the Council of the Great City Schools has released resources to help districts determine the quality and alignment of instructional materials at each grade level; to ensure that materials for English language learners are rigorous and aligned to district…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation, Urban Schools, Public Schools
Halbert, Julie Wright; Gamm, Sue – Council of the Great City Schools, 2017
The Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD), asked the Council of the Great City Schools to review the district's services for students with disabilities and provide recommendations to improve performance and narrow the achievement gap between these students and their nondisabled peers. This report was designed to help SCUSD achieve its…
Descriptors: School Districts, Disabilities, Student Needs, Special Education
Palacios, Moses; Ison, Ashley; Hart, Ray; Lyons, Renata; Casserly, Michael – Council of the Great City Schools, 2017
This report seeks to contribute to the ongoing dialogue of raising our expectations for males of color and provide a resource for school districts seeking to build or recalibrate their initiatives to improve the academic outcomes of young men and boys of color. Throughout this report there are exemplars of current initiatives across the nation's…
Descriptors: Success, Educational Quality, Males, Educational Environment
Hopkins, Debra – Council of the Great City Schools, 2017
The guide is intended to clarify and define a renewed vision for high-quality, coherent, and rigorous instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs)--focusing on the areas of English language arts (ELA) and English language development (ELD)--and to provide guidance in evaluating and selecting appropriate ELA/ELD instructional materials. It is…
Descriptors: Language Arts, English Instruction, English Language Learners, Instructional Material Evaluation
Council of the Great City Schools, 2017
Equipping today's children with 21st century skills for the digital age requires turning traditional classrooms into a digital-learning ecosystem and ensuring teachers have professional skills and unfettered access to tools they need for 21st century teaching and learning. School district networks are being used for instruction, business, and…
Descriptors: Information Security, Educational Technology, Information Management, Networks
Ison, Ashley; Lyons, Renata; Palacios, Moses; Hart, Ray; Casserly, Michael – Council of the Great City Schools, 2017
Over the years, the nation's large urban school districts have consistently learned from the progress of their peer districts across the country. In 2002, the board of directors of the Council of the Great City Schools (Council) authorized what became known as the Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Project to develop and implement key…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Indicators, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
Clark, Scott B.; DeCato, Kristen Devan; George, Dave; Henderson, Dana; Henry, Aston A., Jr.; Hoch, Christopher – Council of the Great City Schools, 2016
Public schools have a mandate to educate children in a way that is safe, effective, and cost efficient. The risks involved in achieving that mandate have become increasingly complex, and the need to manage those risks has never been greater. The emergence of widespread, interconnected risks, such as cyber risks and data management, infrastructure…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Risk Management, Elementary Secondary Education, Urban Schools
Council of the Great City Schools, 2016
The overarching purpose of this document is to define a new vision for mathematics instruction that explicitly attends to the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs), addressing the interdependence of language and mathematics. The sections in this report are devoted to (1) making clear that the grade-level college- and career-readiness…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, English Language Learners, Student Needs, Teaching Methods
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